Rural church being planted by seminary student

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Owensboro—Drawing from the need for new, growing churches in rural western Kentucky and a passion to reach and make disciples of the people of McLean County, a 23-year-old, bi-vocational farmer/pastor and seminary student has committed to planting a church built on a foundation of discipleship and missional communities.

Will Troutman, a member of Pleasant Valley Community Church in Owensboro, feels that “the Lord just really affirmed my calling for rural Kentucky people.” Continue reading “Rural church being planted by seminary student”


In wake of missionaries leaving field, churches double, triple former LMCO goals

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Louisville—Inspired by a need to do more for international missions because of the recent restructuring of the International Mission Board, some Kentucky Baptist churches have doubled or tripled their original Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goals.

One of those churches is West Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville. In 2014, their goal for the LMCO was $5,000. Challenged by the missionaries leaving the field for financial reasons, West Broadway set their goal for $10,000. At the end of the offering period, the church’s giving totaled more than $20,700. Continue reading “In wake of missionaries leaving field, churches double, triple former LMCO goals”

Temporary sanctuary brings church closer

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Princeton—After flood damage in February caused First Baptist Church of Princeton to meet in a temporary sanctuary, the congregation met in its own sanctuary again for the first time Dec. 15.

For the past 10 months, the church has been gathering across the street in their Christian Life Center after damage was caused by melting snow. Continue reading “Temporary sanctuary brings church closer”